Thursday, April 11, 2013

Back at it: Västervik

The weather in Sweden has been unnaturally good as the month of March set a record for sunshine and I have a hard time remembering the last time it rained.  Crazy.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to take full advantage of the weather due to injuries and a rare lack of motivation.  The injuries (elbow and hamstring) have certainly been a damper on motivation but as they get  better I find my motivation was remaining low.  The lack of psyche has been a bit disconcerting so last weekend I took a quick trip to Västervik to try to get out of my funk.  I think the trip worked as just knowing I was going to climb on some new problems got me jazzed and now several days after the trip I am still amped .  This return to my motivated self will certainly translate into the blog resuming it's semi-frequent posting.

Here are a couple pictures from Västervik.

 Mike working Nikita at Mommehål.  Västervik still has quite a bit of snow which was a bit limiting in which areas we visited.  Fortunately there are plenty of areas that were climbable and the temps were perfect

 Fredrik on Given to Fly.  This little gem sits off by itself but is still worth a quick visit if you're in the area.

 Given to Fly

Fredrik celebrates the send.  He had a mini-epic but pulled through in the end.

 Mike in steep country on Sourze at Marstrand

Primitive was one of those problems I figured I couldn't do.  Amazingly I stopped whining about being too short and just did it.  

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